All that’s best about music and wine come together during Mammoth Festival this weekend. Stroll the Village at Mammoth, sample wines and enjoy live music by Berel Alexander during the Wine Walk in The Village presented by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation, from 6-9 p.m. on Friday.
Saturday is a celebration of wine, music and the outdoors at Sam’s Woodsite. Sample the wares of more than 40 top wineries at the Grand Tasting while you enjoy live music from a variety of musical artists, browse local arts and crafts, and savor tasty offerings from some of the region’s best restaurants. Noon to 6 p.m. Wine Tasting from 1-5 p.m.
As dusk settles over the Sierra peaks get ready for Donavon Frankenreiter, Zoux, Naia Kete, Jonathan Kingham and special headliner Kenny Loggins, who will let you cut “Footloose,” enter the “Danger Zone” and say, “Celebrate Me Home” in the mystical, magical Sam’s Woodsite setting surrounded by towering pines, 6 to 9 p.m.
On Sunday, wake up to a gourmet meal and live music by Jonathan Kingham with the Champagne Brunch at Hyde Lounge, with seatings at 9 and 11 a.m. Tix and more info: www.mammothmountain.com.
14th annual skateboard comp
Wave Rave and Volcom once again team up to present the 14th Annual Skateboard Contest on Saturday, Aug. 25, @ the Volcom Brothers Skate Park in Mammoth Lakes.
Tear it up in the bowl & street course at Volcom Brothers Skatepark for your chance to win prizes or swing by to watch all of the action and get your hands on some free swag! Music by DJ RNDM!
Lil Rippers 5 and under
Groms 10 and under
Girls 15 and under
Legends 40 and up
More info: Todd at Wave Rave, 760.934.2471 or email@example.com.
Mammoth Rocks and Mud Run
Mammoth Rocks: A Taste of the Sierra and the Mammoth Mud Run get rockin’ and down-and-dirty on Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Village at Mammoth.
Taste your way through the area’s finest eateries and start the jams early on Friday with Jeremiah Red, Jeffrey James & The Wanted Gang, Dead Winter Carpenters, Peacoats and DJ Katie Mac from KMMT/KRHV radio. On Saturday, DJ Katie Mac is joined by Soul Reason, Delta Nove, Lava Moon, Core Shots, best new LA Band in 2005 Gram Rabbit, So-Cal power surf/punk masters Agent Orange and, celebrating its 25th anniversary, funk-punk legends Fishbone, which has a documentary coming out, “Everyday Sunshine,” narrated by Laurence Fishburne.
Earlier in the day on Saturday, it’s the 2nd Annual Mammoth Mud Run. Warm up with legendary Tony Horton of P90X fame, and test your strength and endurance on a 6 km span of mud pits, steep hills, and a series of serious obstacles. Run in the day and rock at night with Mammoth Rocks: A Taste of the Sierra Food and Music Festival, a free event in The Village at Mammoth. See www.visitmammoth.com/events/ for more details.
“Seussical the Musical”
Playhouse 395 Community Theater will hold auditions for their youth production, “Seussical the Musical,” by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, throughout the morning on Saturday Aug. 25. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, the show features The Cat in the Hat, Horton, Mazie and the residents of Whoville.
Some auditioners might be asked to participate in a call back in the early afternoon. Rehearsals begin on Aug. 27 and run through the performances scheduled for two weekends, Nov. 2 and Nov. 10. Students in grades 6 through 12 with an interest in musical theatre are encouraged to try out. Students are encouraged to attend a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Actors, singers and dancers hoping to be cast will learn more about the production and will schedule their audition time while attending the workshop.
Workshop, auditions and the production of Seussical, the Musical will be held at the Bishop High School Auditiorium. Info: www.playhouse395.com or call Playhouse 395 at 760.920.9100.
Bridgeport Stampede Run
Lace up for the 2nd Annual Bridgeport Stampede on Sept. 2 at 8 a.m. Races include 5k – 10k Trail Run, a 5k walk and kids races. The 10k course is challenging, with no need to make up obstacles on the course – they’re natural, and some are steep, and scenic going by the Travertine Hotsprings, through Fulstone’s ranch and back down Aurora Canyon Rd.
Entry: $20 before Aug. 24, $30 race day. Contact Missy at Ken’s Sporting Goods for more info, 760.932.7185.